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Third poaching: WGFD seeking information on bull moose killed

October 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — A third incidence of poaching in the Sheridan region has been reported. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of two young bull moose on the Bighorn National Forest west of Buffalo. The moose were discovered in the French Creek Swamps area on Oct. 11 by a hunter Read More

SCSD1 professional staff salary schedule policy gets review

SHERIDAN — An ongoing and often contentious review of the professional staff salary schedule policy for Sheridan County School District 1 may reach a final, and seemingly amicable, conclusion next week due to a work session held by the board of trustees yesterday. District policy GCBA has been a hot topic of discussion for the Read More

FIB to recognize customers at Heritage Club dinner

By Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — Homer Scott Sr. purchased Sheridan’s Bank of Commerce in 1968, with the dream of establishing a community focused bank with a tradition of customer service and long-term thinking. This week, the culmination of Scott’s efforts — First Interstate Bank — will continue to honor that tradition with Read More

Dayton candidate meet, greet set for Thursday

 DAYTON — Voters will have the opportunity to meet Dayton’s local candidates for mayor and Town Council on Thursday. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions in order to make an informed vote Nov. 4. The meet and greet will be held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center from 7-9:30 p.m. For Read More

AAUW to host 100th anniversary celebration

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Chapter of the American Association of University Women will host a 100th anniversary celebration Saturday. The event will be held at the Best Western Sheridan Center, located at 612 N. Main St., from noon to 2 p.m. Open to everyone, a lunch and live auction will highlight the event. Tickets cost Read More

Free landfill weekends scheduled throughout Oct.

SHERIDAN — The city of Sheridan will hold free landfill weekends for city and county residential customers in October to help with fall clean-up. City and county residents can dispose of up to one ton of household trash per visit at no charge. There will be a charge for car batteries, tires and refrigeration units Read More

Big Horn Woman’s Club to meet Friday

BIG HORN — The October meeting of the Big Horn Woman’s Club will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 314 S. Second St. “Death at our Doorstep: The Fort Phil Kearny Saga” will be presented by Don Fisk. The meeting is free and open to all women. For more information call Read More

Wyoming PBS to feature SCSD1 on ‘Farm to Fork’

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 1’s new lunch program will be featured on the Wyoming PBS program “Farm to Fork” on Monday at 8 p.m. The “Farm to Fork” program explores the growing “direct to market” economy in Wyoming by meeting with ranchers, growers and herders; learning from experts around the state about food Read More

Wednesday Events Oct. 14, 2014

Events for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 • All day event, voting begins for Arvada-Clearmont High School “Celebrate My Drive” • 4:30 p.m. Cemetery tours, Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, $5 • 6:30 p.m. Movie night, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, 335 W. Alger St. • 7 p.m. Candidate forum, Whitney Presentation Hall, 3059 Coffeen Ave. • 7 Read More

Local Briefs Oct. 14, 2014

Library hosting Wonka events throughout October SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County library system is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar.  The library will Read More

SC reworking administration of remedial courses

October 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — With one-third of all first year students at Sheridan College beginning their journey to a degree with remedial math or English courses, the school has been working to ensure those starting out a little behind don’t stay that way for long. After piloting changes to both the placement in and the structure of Read More

Candidate forums set for Tuesday, Wednesday

SHERIDAN — The general election Nov. 4 is just over three weeks away, and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee will again host a candidate forum to enable members of the public to connect with candidates for local, state and national office. “The candidates we choose are our representatives who have our Read More

Johnson to sign copies of ‘Wait for Signs’ Thursday

SHERIDAN — Author Craig Johnson will sign copies of his book “Wait for Signs” on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery located at 206 N. Main St. For more information call Robby Smith at 674-8080.

SC in Johnson County to host music courses

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will hold three community music courses this fall taught by local musician Lynn Young. Young will offer “Let’s pick – playing handmade music with friends,” on Wednesday from 6:30-9 p.m. The cost is $35. Participants are encouraged to bring a fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass or mandolin, or just come sing and Read More

Libraries celebrating 50th anniversary of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County library system is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” throughout the month of October. There will be golden tickets hidden in library books. Those who find the tickets will receive a free Wonka chocolate bar.  The library will also celebrate with Wonka Wednesdays and Read More

Ceramics exhibition on display this month

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host “Ceramics Invitational,” an exhibition featuring works in clay by well-known ceramicists and college art instructors from around the state. The opening reception is Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located Read More

‘My journey started in jail’: Woman learns she’s pregnant while incarcerated, turns life around

October 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Anyone could pick a piece of her story — single mom, drug addict, pregnant with twins in jail, a restored relationship with her estranged father days before he died — and softly coo, “You poor girl.” But Christina Oien wouldn’t want them to. Oien looks at the pieces of her story that led her Read More

Sunday and Monday Events Oct. 11, 2014

Sunday • 2-4 p.m. 4-H project expo, Sheridan County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 1734 Victoria St. • 4 p.m. Cemetery tours, Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, $5 per person • 5:30 p.m. Golden Years dinner, Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St., $15 per person Monday No events scheduled.

Local Briefs Oct. 11, 2014

Science Museum to host lecture Wednesday SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Mohn’s Science Center will continue its fall 2014 lecture series Wednesday at 7 p.m. The lecture to be presented by Holly Martin will focus on “A Biological Arms Race.” Martin is a member of the biology faculty at Gillette College. The lecture will be Read More

Agendas Oct. 11, 2014

Dayton Town Council 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 608 Broadway St.  • Call to order 1. Recite Pledge of Allegiance • Approval of agenda 1. Additions         2. Deletions • Approve minutes of the Oct. 6, 2014, Town Council meeting • Announcements/correspondence • Old business update 1. Hear from Sen. Dave Kinskey 2. Optional Read More

LCCC tops Generals soccer at home

October 10, 2014

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s soccer team lost 2-0 to Laramie County Community College Friday night. While still a loss, it was an improvement over the last time the teams met, when LCCC topped the Generals 6-0. “We gave up a couple of goals and had some mental errors,” coach Jeff Hallenbeck said Friday Read More

Column: A harvest of chokecherry memories

Renee Meador is a returning guest columnist and  is a Sheridan resident. Center Stage is written by friends of the Senior Center for the Sheridan Community.  It is a collection of insights and stories related to living well at every age. As summer lengthens and the days do not, my horseback rides often wend through Read More

Delay in enrolling in Medicare could cost you

By Lois Bell Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — This is the fourth article in a series on the basics of Medicare. Prior articles addressed qualifying for Medicare through your work history, an introduction to the four major parts of Medicare coverage and how to enroll in Medicare. There are some special conditions that allow you Read More

Senior Happenings Oct. 11, 2014

• Would assistance be welcome by you in your caring for an elder at home? Consider if the Senior Center’s Day Break Program Adult Care may be for your family. Call Barb Blue, Director of Day Break at 672-2240. • Healthy U! Health Fair, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheridan Senior Center lobby. Read More

Third Thursday poets to read at Senior Center Oct. 16

By A. Rose Hill Sheridan Senior Center SHERIDAN — Anyone passing the arts and crafts room at Sheridan’s Senior Center on the third Thursday afternoon of each month is sure to wonder about the hearty laughter coming from the room. The Third Thursday Poets are in session and no subject is off limits, be it Read More

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